Do hatcheries make mistakes?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by polishchickens111, Sep 18, 2011.

  1. polishchickens111

    polishchickens111 Songster

    Jun 1, 2011
    Over there
    I think I have a Jersey Giant.

    My Australorp, Fig, has always bee HUGE compared to the rest. Since day one. And she still is. EVERYONE says that she is huge. My best friend's little sister is afraid on "the really big black chicken. [​IMG] [​IMG] ."

    I don't care, I love her all the same... but it makes me wonder.

  2. chickenpredatorkiller

    chickenpredatorkiller Chirping

    Aug 1, 2011
    South Carolina
    yes, they do, but could you post a pic?
  3. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    Hatchery Jersey Giants aren't hardly much bigger than the rest of their chickens, honestly. [​IMG] Hatcheries don't really make many "mistakes" when you consider that they don't mean to breed for anything but high production and a bird that looks relatively similar to what it is supposed to be. . . .

    If you think it is a Jersey Giant though, check the soles of the feet. Yellow - Jersey Giant. White/Pink = Australorp.
  4. dianaross77

    dianaross77 Songster

    Oct 10, 2010
    Grand Blanc, MI
    I've actually seen quite a few people on here that have found out they've ended up with JG instead of BA from the hatcheries. I've often wondered if it's intentional. It seems like it shouldn't be that easy to make that "mistake." But I agree, check the bottoms of her feet.
  5. colby318

    colby318 got 'dottes?

    Jul 14, 2008
    Stamping Ground, KY
    She could of been a packing peanut if they had extra JGs that day.
  6. ChickiKat

    ChickiKat Songster

    Jul 10, 2011
    Eastern Kansas
    we went to a hatchery to get 3 Silver Sebrights and ended up with 2 SS and 1 Silver OEGB..... I like that mistake!
  7. Gresh

    Gresh Songster

    Jul 9, 2011
    North Carolina
    HA! Hatcheries sure do make mistakes! [​IMG] I've found out the hard way myself that if they don't send you the right breed, they'll send you a mutt. Anywho, though, at least they sent you something that actually got big.
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  8. hallerlake

    hallerlake Songster

    May 30, 2010
    I sold some Spitz this summer to a woman who ordered Appenzeller Spitzhauben, but was sent silver Hamburgs instead. I guess they figured Hamburgs were close enough.

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